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QNI consults on three further community nursing draft standards

QNI consults on three further community nursing draft standards

The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) has launched a consultation on new draft standards for three specialisms in community nursing.

The draft standards for health and justice nursing, community palliative and end of life care nursing, and community learning disability nursing are open for consultation until 9 November 2023.

The QNI is particularly interested in the views of those currently commissioning or delivering specialist practitioner qualification (SPQ) programmes, as well as those considering the introduction of new programmes.

In addition to the three new draft standards, in July the QNI launched field-specific standards for adult social care nursing, community children’s nursing, community mental health nursing, district nursing, general practice nursing, and inclusion health nursing.

All of the QNI field-specific standards have been built on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) SPQ standards from 2022 and are designed to be used by universities offering the SPQ.

To develop the standards, the QNI has worked with representatives from health and social care organisations across the UK, including national organisations, academics, managers, clinicians and frontline staff, as well as patients, experts by experience, carers and families.

They are mapped to the four pillars of advanced practice: clinical care; leadership and management; education and assessing learning; and evidence, research and development.

In a recent Q&A with Nursing in Practice, Bethan Cornick from the QNI explained what the new standards mean for nurses.

And in an interview with Nursing in Practice in the summer, QNI chief executive Dr Crystal Oldman said the new standards were part of a wider drive around ‘changing the narrative’ for community care.

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